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mazefilm film & gender - politics

'Kabulistan' is the ironic name given to the sphere of influence of the president of Afghanistan, which is largely limited to the capital, Kabul.

The presentation 'Kabulistan' brings together local and international perspectives on the social situation in Afghanistan using films, photographs and lectures. Excerpts from the documentary film 'Passing the Rainbow' by Elfe Brandenburger and Sandra Schäfer address the work of actresses and methods of subverting the rigid gender norms prevailing in Afghan society. Photographs from the series 'Urban settings and other kinds too' show urban everyday life in Kabul.

A presentation of the newly published metroZones book Kabul/Teheran 1979ff - Filmlandschaften, Städte unter Stress und Migration ('Kabul/Teheran, 1979 and After - Film Landscapes, Cities under Stress and Migration', edited by Sandra Schäfer, Jochen Becker and Madeleine Bernstorff) will take us back to the year 1979, a key date for political transformations in the region.

For some initial texts in English, go to:
www.metrozones.info
www.liquidaciontotal.org

Programme
Exhibition opening, 10 November at 8 p.m.
The exhibition continues until 9 December 2006

10 November 2006
Opening and introduction to the project 'Kabulistan'
Introduction to the Video Library
Work-in-progress presentation of the documentary film 'Passing the Rainbow'
on actresses and methods for subverting the rigid gender norms of Afghan society
by Elfe Brandenburger and Sandra Schäfer

11 November 2006
Presentation of the book Kabul/ Teheran 1979ff - Filmlandschaften, Städte unter Stress und Migration by Jochen Becker and Sandra Schäfer
Introduction and screening of the two films 'Afghanistan 1362 - Erinnerungen an eine Reise' (Afghanistan 1362 - Memoirs of a Journey) by Volker Koepp and 'Ein Traum von Kabul' (A Dream of Kabul) by Dieter Matzka and Wilma Kiener.


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